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Relating to access by certain persons to a first responder's immunization history during a disaster.
According to the Legislative Budget Board, no fiscal impact to the state is anticipated.
HB 1256 would amend Subchapter A, Chapter 161, Health and Safety Code, to require the Health and Human Services Commission to create a rule that provides direct access to the immunization registry managed by the Department of State Health Services to first responders, their employers, or their acting supervisors for verification of the first responder's immunization history during a disaster to which the first responder is called.
As this is a matter that concerns statutory procedure rather than liberty principles, Texas Action remains neutral on HB 1256. Despite the lack of connection to a liberty principle, this does appear to be sensible public policy.